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Cancer: Breast board


To Kalie,

Thanks so much for sharing your story and all of your advice. I welcome it, believe me. I cannot believe that you were only 25 when they diagnosed you. That's unbelievable. I can recall once a few yrs ago (I'm 27 now) when I asked my ob-gyn if I needed a mammogram and she said, no, you're too young, not until 35 or 40. Now I'm thinking about my cousin, and you, and all these other young women having breast cancer and it really makes me mad. My cousin just told me I can go to the Breast Center and get a free mammogram but the kicker here is, my insurance will not cover one until I am 35. This just doesn't seem right.
Thanks alot for that website. It was really helpful. I copied some of the stories and took them to my cousin.
She just had to get that shunt (is that how it's spelled?) put in Friday, and Tuesday is her full-body CATscan, Wednesday the bone scan, all to see if it's spread, and Thursday, her first shot of chemo. She was freaking out when they weren't putting her to sleep for the shunt (the valium or diprovan knocked her out though:-) so I know she's going to have a hard time. She's strong though, so I think she should be OK.
That is awesome you are in remission! How long has it been?
I do have one other question, it's kind of personal and you don't have to answer if you don't want to. I just wondered if you had any children and if it is still possible to after the chemo and/or radiation?
Thanks so much Kalie, you've been a BIG help.
gretchen